Enjoying fall activities in our communityThe autumn season is upon us, and we live in the best community to celebrate the changing of the seasons. With festivals taking place all around our district that celebrate southern Indiana’s heritage and history, we have so much to look forward to this fall.
I hope that you are able to participate in some of the events taking place this month. For example, this Saturday, October 11, is the Cannelton Heritage Festival. This is a family-friendly festival, in historic downtown Cannelton, which showcases local artisans and craftsmen who set up on Main Street. It also has hands-on arts and crafts projects for children at the free Art Workshop Station.
The Cannelton Heritage Festival will also have a kid’s carnival and horse-driven wagons that will take you and your family around town. If you are still not convinced, there will be live music throughout the day, local wineries hosting tastings and, of course, local food for you to enjoy.
Another event close to home is the Sorghum Festival, which will feature local artists, craftsmen, farmers and the area’s most delicious food selections. The festival will be held at Crawford County High School on Oct. 18, and there will be plenty of local entertainment. I encourage you to stop at the Bye Family Sorghum Mill on Knights Road to see them make their famous sorghum from cut cane.
Bristow’s 25th Octoberfest & Street Road, Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Bristow Community Center. In addition to all of the classic vehicles, the show will have plenty of food, door prizes and special awards. The event begins at 8 a.m. and is family-friendly.
The Shubael Little Pioneer Village Fall Festival is being held Oct. 18 and 19. Located in Cannelton, at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village, there will be traditional food and music as well as the chance to take a look at some of the historical projects the pioneers used to work on.
While you are traveling on Route 66 that weekend, take some extra time to stop at the continuous yard sale that will go from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole.
These festivals, along with the aesthetics of our region during this time of year, are just a few reasons why fall is one of my favorite seasons. All of the traditional food, music and craftsmanship, unique to our area, brings visitors from all over Indiana. I am proud of our history, and I hope that you get the opportunity to enjoy some of these festivals with your friends and family.